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    Do you wish to spend your holidays in the Himalayas? Joining the Nepal Hiking Team (NHT) for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is the right choice. Let's go on this exciting journey to the lap of the Himalayas.

    At a Glance

    • Destination
      Nepal
    • Durations
      14 days
    • Trip Difficulty
      Moderate to Strenuous
    • Activities
      Trekking
    • Accommodation
      Hotel/Guesthouse
    • Meals
      B.L.D
    • Group Size
      Min. 1 Pax
    • Best Time
      March - May & Sept - Dec

    Regarding Driving to/from Kathmamdu

    Lately, there has been extensive road construction (KATHMANDU TO POKHARA )on Prithvi Highway, causing traffic congestion and air pollution. The journey that used to take around 6-7 hours now takes roughly 8-9 hours. We appreciate your patience.

    Trip Overview

    In Nepal's heart, where ice-covered peaks pierce the sky, lies an adventure unlike any other. Experience a delightful adventure at Annapurna Base Camp to satisfy your trek hunger and make the memory of a lifetime. This natural hiking trip to the base camp sits at more than 4000m, an entryway to the Annapurna Himalayas, where the tenth-highest peak (8091m) lies.

    Annapurna's name originated from the Hindu goddess of food and nourishment, which comes from the Sanskrit language. The word Anna means food, and Purna means filled/complete, which refers to everlasting food.

    The 14-day Nepal ABC trek includes many features and highlights. The journey begins in Ulleri and covers a distance of 93 to 98 km throughout your journey. It is a two-in-one experience: conquering both ABC and Machapuchhre Base Camp (MBC). With the highest point at 4130m, you'll spend one night at a high altitude and all others at lower heights.

    Along the way to ABC, you'll pass charming villages like Ghorepani, Tadapani, and Chhomrong. All these villages have unique cultures and traditions. You can interact with Gurungs, Magars, Thakalis, and Lobas communities to engage with the local way of life. Also, during the route, you can try the different authentic Nepalese cuisines in the Annapurna Region.

    Not only the villages and people, but you can also enjoy the diverse flora (rhododendrons, junipers, pine trees, and bamboo), fauna (Gray Langurs, Pheasants, Mountain sheep, and Himalayan black bears), stunning mountain views, and relaxation at the hot water pools in Jhinu Danda.

    The landscapes will leave you out of word: from lush green terrace farmlands, dense pine, rhododendrons forest, and mighty Modi khola to the high Mountains. The scenic beauty of this trek includes views of stunning mountain peaks, including Hiunchuli, Dhaulagiri, Machapuchhre (Fishtail), and many more. 

    Sense of achievement after reaching the base camp with the 360 panorama view of the Himalayas. Don't miss the opportunity for a morning hike to Poon Hill (one of the top viewpoints) for the absolute beauty of the first sun rays over the Mountain Peaks.

    Let's make it happen! Book your trip now and join us at the Nepal Hiking Team (NHT) for a safe and exciting experience at the ABC.

    ABC Trek Top Highlights

    • Enjoying the beauty of various landscapes and rivers drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara.
    • In the evening, walk around the lakeside of Pokhara. You can witness crowded markets and also taste delicious street foods.
    • Pass by the green terrace farms, cascading waterfalls, and flawless bamboo forests.
    • Engage with the kind-hearted local people, mainly Gurung, Tamang, and Magar.
    • Learn about the traditions, culture, and lifestyle of the local ethnic communities.
    • Get an amazing sunrise view from Poon Hill of various Mountain peaks.
    • View the world’s top mountains like Dhaulagiri I (8,167m, ranked 7th) and Annapurna I (8,091m, ranked 10th). 
    • Treat yourself to local cuisines such as Dal Bhaat, Thukpa, and MoMo at the guesthouses.
    • Reach the Base of Annapurna at 4130 meters and feel a sense of achievement. Behold the mesmerizing views of mountains and glaciers from ABC.
    • Relax and unwind yourself in the hot springs of Jhinu Danda.

    Route Overview to Annapurna Trek

    Let us provide an overview of the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking route.

    Your adventure to Annapurna Base Camp begins the second you land at TIA. Don't feel lost in a foreign land. A friendly face holding a Nepal Hiking Team display board will greet you with a warm smile. This isn't only airport pickup; it's the start of an unforgettable story.

    After a smooth drive to Pokhara, we can unwind or stroll around the lakeside in the evening. The real adventure begins the next day as we go through beautiful forests, cascading waterfalls, and swimming holes. By day's end, you'll find yourself in Ulleri, surrounded by the serene beauty of nature.

    As our journey unfolds, you can forge lasting connections with fellow trekkers, sharing laughter and stories on the route towards Ghorepani. Awake one crisp morning and hike on a short pilgrimage to Poon Hill. It offers incredible views of the highest peaks like Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, and Machhapuchhre. As the sun rises, so will our spirit.

    After savoring the sunrise spectacle, we trek to Tadapani, Chhomrong Village, Dovan. Each step brings us closer to the heart of the Himalayas as we reach Deurali.

    The most awaited day has come: reaching Annapurna Base Camp. The adventure begins by climbing a riverbed follow the Modi Khola trail, which will take you to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (MBC). After resting at the Base Camp of Machhapuchhre and admiring the mountains, you will walk 2 hours to reach the Annapurna Base Camp. The reality of reaching the ABC will only hit once you see the giant mountains so close to your eyes. The base is towered by impressive peaks of Annapurna and the surrounding range.

    From there, we will descend to Bamboo and then reach Jhinu Danda to rejuvenate our body and spirit at the natural hot springs. We will then cross a Jhinu Danda suspension bridge to use a jeep to power back to Pokhara and have an evening walk around the lakeside city, reflecting on the memories made and the challenges we face. 

    Finally, return to Kathmandu by traveler bus, carrying the memorable experiences and memories of your Annapurna Base Camp adventure.

    Trek choice for Annapurna Journey

    The trek to the base of Mount Annapurna is fascinating, isn’t it? But if you are looking for something else or alternatives, we have more options for this trekking. Check out some additional hikes in the Annapurna Region;

    The 11-day Annapurna base camp short trek is the shorter version of the 14-day ABC package. The only difference is a flight to/from Pokhara. From Pokhara, you will travel the same route in between. Instead of Chhommrong and Dovan village, you will be staying in Upper Sinuwa.

    Another shortest trek is an Instant ABC, which is only a 9-day trek. It is a quick trip to the iconic Annapurna base camp. If you have a limited time but want to have a taste of adventure, then this is the ideal package.

    The 9-day Annapurna Heli trek to base camp is the combo mixture of trekking and luxury with a helicopter ride. I stayed for a night in base camp and returned by helicopter from there.

    Last but not least, Annapurna Luxury Trek is an easy trek, absolutely perfect for beginners to all levels. It is a quick trip different than the classic route of ABC journey.

    There are more trekking and hiking destinations around the Annapurna. The Nepal Hiking team is always at your service. We are ready to customize your trip according to your preferences, ensuring that every step of your adventure is a lifetime of memory.

    Itinerary

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    Cost Includes

    • Airport pickup and drop-off using a private vehicle.
    • Two nights' accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu, such as Woodapple Hotel and Spa or a similar establishment.
    • Two nights' accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star hotel in Pokhara.
    • Surface transfers to and from Pokhara via a tourist bus, followed by a private car transfer to and from Nayapul.
    • Full board meals throughout the trek, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner, along with tea/coffee.
    • Accommodation in the best available twin-sharing lodges during the trek.
    • An experienced English-speaking trekking guide and a porter to carry luggage. The porter ratio is 1 porter for every 2 trekkers. The guide and porter's salaries, insurance, equipment, and meals are all included.
    • Provision of a down jacket, four-season sleeping bags, a duffel bag, a t-shirt, and a trekking map. The down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after the completion of the trip.
    • A comprehensive medical kit for any necessary medical assistance during the trek.
    • Handling of all necessary paperwork and permits, including the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and others. Please bring three passport-sized photographs.
    • All applicable government and local taxes.

    Cost Excludes

    • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' section
    • Travel Insurance
    • International airfare
    • Nepal entry visa fees
    • All kinds of cold drinks, including water, coke, Fanta, juice, etc.
    • Wi-Fi internet during the trek
    • Personal trekking equipment
    • Tips for airport representatives, tour guides, trekking staff, drivers, etc.

    Cost and Date

    Start Dates refer to your arrival date in Nepal. End Dates correspond to your return date from Nepal.

    The Annapurna Base Camp Trek set departure dates are tailored for the group joining option. If the -days Annapurna Base Camp Trek departure dates don't fit your schedule, we can include alternative dates that better suit your needs.

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      Difficulty of Annapurna Base Camp Trek

      The Annapurna Base Camp trek is not considered overly difficult; it's more about adventure and enjoying the journey. The key factor for success is to walk slowly and steadily, making it a moderate trek. It is doable for both beginner and pro-level hikers with good physical fitness levels.

      The highest point climbed is 4130 meters at Annapurna Base Camp. Hiking at this altitude is less likely to cause altitude sickness. The ABC trip is also designed to give you enough days to acclimate to the altitude.

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